Tag Archives: Housing Bubble

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    Straight Talk with Mike Shedlock (aka “Mish”)

    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 4:16 AM

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    Today marks the launch of our new and (hopefully) regularly recurring “Straight Talk” series, featuring thinking from notable minds the ChrisMartenson.com audience has indicated it wants to learn more about. Readers submit the questions they want addressed and our guests take their best crack at answering. Our hopes are high you’ll enjoy the expert insights and alternative perspectives this new series brings. 

    Our inaugural Straight Talk contributor is Mike Shedlock, author of Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis, one of the most visited and respected economic blogs on the Web. Mish is an outspoken deflationist and outlines his rationale for being so in his answers to our questions. He is also a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. 


    1. You’ve gone from mainframe computer programming analyst (in 2005) to being one of the most widely-read econobloggers in the world today. To what extent do you attribute your competitive advantage to holding a non-traditional background vs. the more ‘classically’ trained analysts and commentators?

    Mish: It certainly helps not having a background in economics as taught by academia today. Nearly everyone in academia is a Keynesian or Monetarist.

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    Guest Post: The Two Keys to Understanding China’s Housing Bubble

    by charleshughsmith

    Thursday, September 9, 2010, 6:37 AM

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    by Charles Hugh Smith

    This article ran for our enrolled users earlier this week as one in a series from respected guest commentators.

    The Mainstream Media in the U.S. has presented two basic approaches to understanding China’s real estate bubble:

    1. There is no bubble in Chinese real estate, as demand for housing is so vast that it will soak up all the tens of millions of flats that have been built in the past decade.
    2. It is a bubble, and it’s fueled by the same dynamic as the bubble that expanded and popped in the U.S. and elsewhere: easy credit and speculative lending encouraged by government policy.

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    Daily Digest – May 26

    by Davos

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 2:48 PM

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    • US Dollar Redesign Project
    • Mythology of Bulls and Bears (Video)
    • Early retirement claims increase dramatically
    • The State Bird – (mechanical Crane) (Video)
    • NY Times: We’re All Subprime Now!
    • Geithner Blames Borrowers and more, but not Regulators for Bubble (Video)
    • Don’t panic: The psychology of emergency mass evacuation (PPT)
    • The Market is Rigged: Another Analyst (Video)
    • Foreclosures and Mosquito Hunters

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    Daily Digest – Jan 3

    by Davos

    Saturday, January 3, 2009, 1:15 AM

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    • I.O.U.S.A. Four Deficits: Budget, Savings, Trade & Leadership (Warms up @ the 25 minute point)
    • Less than a week to read the $1 trillion bill before voting?
    • Steel industry hopes for big stimulus shot 
    • Homes For the Holidays
    • How David Rosenberg foresaw the crash 
    • NotSince the ’30s (Chart S&P)
    • Why We’re Still Happy
    • Paradigm lost

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